Turning the foster care model on its head to help LGBTQ teens

Jun 1, 2017

Credit Avenues for Homeless Youth

It depends on who you ask.

Some information says 18% of all homeless kids are LGBTQ; some information says it's upwards of 40%.

But one thing doesn't change: the rejection.

Avenues for Homeless Youth is pioneering a foster home program for LGBTQ teens that's becoming a national model - and it's not about charity; it's about solidarity.

Here in Duluth, a Host Home program for all kids, not just LGBTQ teens, is just getting started.   You can find more information about services for homeless teens here.